Marty Baptist

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“Suits for suits is about us building bridges from a traditional corporate symbol to open the doors for kids around the world to see through the world of imagination, and what is possible.” Jack Manning Bancroft - AIME Founder.

With no brief and no rules, the project is all about pure imagination, which is AIME’s ethos and each of the artists are free to get as creative as possible. This ongoing global project aims to solve a challenge and ReclAIME the future with M.J Bale & AIME auctioning the suits to help fund the work AIME do in fighting for imagination, and for a fairer world.

"The Artwork is mainly about HOPE. Everyone's a star, some burn bright, others fade away, and some just give off light and might get overlooked. The suit is called GOOD FORTUNE".

Baptist’s paintings are a mix of astute observations and out loud thoughts. His work has a dark sense of humour that he matches off against the everyday. His imagery ranges from oblique pop culture references to loose figurative observations. Baptist’s use of text adds a cryptic overture, ranging from gentle jest to subversive honesty. Baptist's work questions how we live our daily lives. Often stating the obvious he creates an air of uncertainty around the simplest of things.

Marty Baptist has exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally since 2001. He has collaborated with a diverse array of creative partners and labels including Paramount House (Sydney), Cliché (France), Krooked Skateboards (USA), Huffer (New Zealand), Adidas, Rittenhouse (Australia), and Oakley amongst many. Baptist has often exhibited alongside contemporaries such as Mark Gonzales, Shaun Gladwell, Lee Ralph & Dan Boyd. Baptist's work is held in numerous private and institutional collections. Marty Baptist is founder and Creative Director of Japan National, since 2017. In 2020 he launched the Japan National Concept Store Gallery in Byron Bay, Australia.

Shipping $25 Australia wide only. Please contact shop@aimementoring.com if you would like an international shipping quote.

 

Jacket size 46, Pant size 42

Please note this suit has been altered and is intended as an art piece. It is delicate and may be subject to some wear and tear over time.

Care Instructions - Do no wash, do not dry clean, do not iron. Spot clean at your own risk.